Digital Realty has released the findings of its 2014 survey of data centre trends in the Asia Pacific Region.
According to the survey, the biggest drivers of growth were virtualisation, consolidation and big data investments.
The company's senior vice president, Kris Kumar, commented on the trends saying "IT transformation projects such as virtualisation and big data are viewed as the main factors driving robust development across the data centre sector."
The survey findings also indicated that about 50 percent of respondents expect data centre budgets to grow by 5-10 percent in the next 12 months.
60 percent of respondents indicated they planned to expand their data centers within the next four years whilst another 40 percent said they considered outsourcing to be the preferred method of achieving that expansion.
The survey was conducted through 245 senior-level data centres operators in Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia.